Over the last year we have seen Tina Campbell, of Mary Mary, share her story through reality TV. We have seen her and Teddy rebound from infidelity and the love is so apparent. Teddy and Tina have done massive work in the last year on their relationship and have had to refocus their entire worlds to get their marriage back on track. Teddy shared on Instagram a picture of him and Tina after she preached her first sermon, ‘We Shall Overcome Today!’ We already know that Tina has a word to deliver, and wonder if this will be permanent.
They are a couple who are doing the work to fight for their love and marriage.
They shared the following 4 principles which helps them to keep their marriage on track.:
- Change your mind, change your marriage. How couples think and what they believe about their spouse affects how they perceive the other. What they expect and how they treat their spouse matters greatly.
- The grass is greenest where you water it. Successful couples have learned to resist the grass is greener myth – i.e. “someone else will make me happy”. They have learned to put their energy into making themselves and their marriage better.
- You can change your marriage by changing yourself. Veteran couples have learned that trying to change their spouse is like trying to push a rope – almost impossible. Often, the only person we can change in our marriage is ourselves.
- Love is a verb, not just a feeling. Everyday life wears away the “feel good side of marriage.” Feelings, like happiness, will fluctuate. But, real love is based on a couple’s vows of commitment: “For better or for worse” – when it feels good and when it doesn’t.